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Halloween Guide and Ideas


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Candles and Holders
Pumpkin CarvingCandles have been the age old method of illuminating Jack O' Lanterns since, well, forever. Regular Votive candles, placed in clear glass candle holders like the one shown to the right, are safer, brighter and will last a lot longer than exposed candles. This size candle is suitable for medium to large pumpkins. For small candles you may want to use the small tea-light candles. Votive candles and clear glass candle holders are available at most department, hardware and art stores.

If you use candles to light your pumpkins, or for any other Halloween activity, remember, to never leave a lit candle unsupervised. Never use a lit candle in an artificial pumpkin.

Pumpkin Lights - A Great Way To Illuminate Your Pumpkins
Click Here!Over the years we've seen several different battery powered units meant to illuminate your Jack O' Lantern's instead of using candles. Unfortunately, none of the ones that we've tried have done a very good job or brought anything new to the fine art of pumpkin display, until now!

The "Artificial Candle Pumpkin Light" flickers just like a real candle with its three super bright yellow LED Light Bulbs. If you want the traditional looks of a flickering candle, but not the hazard of a real flame, these lights are for you!

They also have the "Amazing Rainbow Pumpkin Light". They added a really cool special effect where the light emitted changes between seven different colors, making for a very colorful Jack O' Lantern.

While old-style battery operated lights simply flashed on and off and didn't seem to last more than a couple of hours, these lights will run over 72 Hours on one set of AAA batteries, or they can be powered by an optional AC adapter. This light is suitable for any size pumpkin it will fit in. They also work great to light artificial Jack O' Lanterns.

Pumpkin Lights are the safest way to light a pumpkin and we highly recommend that you try them out for yourself. Sadly, the original Pumpkin Light is no longer manufactured. We leave this information about them for reference only.

Glow Sticks
Another option for illuminating your Jack O' Lantern is to use one or more glow sticks placed inside the pumpkin. This can actually produce an eerie effect. While this is probably the safest way to light a Jack O' Lantern, most of the glow sticks you find for sale in stores are not very bright.

There are high intensity glow sticks, but they don't produce light as long and are expensive. If you do use this method you'll want to place your Jack O' Lantern in a very dark area, so that you can see the light being emitted from the glow stick.

Every home should have one of these!Halloween Safety
Remember, any fire, no matter how small or protected has the potential for becoming a large and potentially disastrous one. Fire safety should always be the number one priority. Never leave a lit candle or other source of fire unsupervised. Never leave children unattended with a lit pumpkin, candles or other source of fire or combustible materials.

Have one or more fire extinguishers readily available and see that everyone in your household knows how to use them. Make sure your home has plenty of smoke detectors, that they are properly installed and they all have fresh batteries. Think safety and have a great Halloween!


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